While 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' held on to the top spot on the British box office chart for the third straight week, the real champion last weekend was the riotously enjoyable DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home', which played a series of preview screenings in advance of it opening across the country this weekend.

'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015
'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015

While 'Second Best' took an impressive £1.4m in its third weekend of play, 'Home''s previews brought in £2.45m on Saturday and Sunday alone. Cleverly marketed as a UK Mother's Day treat, the film drew families to cinemas in huge numbers. This preview income will be added to 'Home''s tally this weekend for next week's box office chart, which means it could beat the second 'Divergent Series' movie, 'Insurgent', to the top of the chart. 

More: Read The Review For 'Home' Here

'Home' will be a very welcome hit for DreamWorks Animation, which has been hit by a series of financial losses lately due to films that didn't perform as well as expected, including 'Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Mr Peabody & Sherman'. This resulted in significant layoffs and a few cancelled film projects. 'Home' is DreamWorks' only 2015 release, and it has two films set for next year ('Kung Fu Panda 3' and 'Trolls').

Watch The Trailer For 'Home' Here:

Meanwhile in the USA, 'Insurgent' looks like it will have a fairly easy shot at the top spot this weekend, as its main competition is the more limited-appeal action movie 'The Gunman'. 'Home' takes on American audiences next week.